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  • 09/18/2018 8:14 AM
    Message # 6674488
    Suzanne Drake (Administrator)

    Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse for Children and Adolescents

    Preferred Behavioral Health Group, Preferred Center for Children and Families – Brick, NJ

    Part or Full-Time

    Preferred Behavioral Health Group is one of the largest non-profit agencies in Monmouth and Ocean Counties that provides behavioral health treatment and services encompassing mental health, substance use and addiction programs. Serving the local community for 40 years, Preferred Behavioral Health Group has evolved to meet the needs of children, teens, adults, families and corporations; with a multitude of programs supporting individuals from 4 years old to 104 years old.

    We are seeking a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse for our outpatient behavioral health program for Children and Families. The Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse would be responsible for the provision of psychiatric care to clients ages 5 to 18.

    The program is located in Brick NJ. We are open seven days a week, which provides for flexible scheduling. Working a few evenings per week is expected.

    Responsibilities include:  

    • Provide psychiatric evaluations and diagnostic testing
    • Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse will prescribe medications in coordination with collaborating physician
    • Maintain records in our electronic health record
    • Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse collaborates with other providers and family members
    • Completes outside forms as necessary
    • Demonstrate clinical competency in psychotropic medication use, side effects, and indications for psychiatric intervention for children and adolescents
    • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Nursing
    • Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Specialist Child/Adolescent Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or a Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing.
    • Must possess a current New Jersey RN License and Certification to practice as a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse

    Job Type: Part or Full-Time

    Contact: Send resumes to Tara Chalakani, LPC, NCC, ACS, RN, Vice President, Mental Health Services for Youth and Families, at

    Last modified: 09/18/2018 8:15 AM | Suzanne Drake (Administrator)


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